Group Intelligence Correlates With Social Aptitude, Not IQ – HBR

Teams and innovation.   I partially agree with “social abilities”  weigh more than team’s individual “aggregate IQ”?  I mean, after all, if the intelligence isn’t available will this not immeasurably alter the result, both individually and collectively?

Excerpt:  Considering the complexity and global nature of business today, work is nearly always a team activity, and often those teams are embedded in ever-shifting networks. A new field of study, collective intelligence, is measuring the ability of teams to solve problems. This research is yielding powerful insights into improving the performance of networks, teams, and other collective groups. One breakthrough finding shows that collective intelligence is variable and measurable and — most surprisingly — correlates more with the social abilities of the team members than with the team’s aggregate individual IQ.

Read full article via Group Intelligence Correlates With Social Aptitude, Not IQ – Steven Rice – Harvard Business Review.

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